World Woman Trial: A New Evidence Based Approach Towards Treatment of Post Partum Hemorrhage

  • Jr.of Obs & Gynae Pakistan
  • Rizwana Chaudhri Professor and Head of Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rawalpindi Medical College and Allied Hospital, Rawalpindi


Maternal Mortality refers to the death of mother’s due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Maternal Mortality is the highest single reason of premature deaths worldwide. Owing to great international commitments to tackle maternal deaths and addressing it through MDGs, the global maternal deaths reduced by 44% from 385 deaths to 216 deaths per 100,000 between 1990 and 2105.1 However though substantial, this reduction is not uniform with 99% of maternal deaths still occurring in developing countries. Two regions, the Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia contribute to 88% of maternal deaths burden globally.2 The lifetime risk of maternal death is 1 in 4900 in developed countries as against I in 150 in less developed nations. However, this lifetime risk of death, in the least developed regions is 1 in 52 women. Thus, highlighting an important fact that majority of maternal deaths in less developed countries are due to preventable factors.3 Obstetric hemorrhage(PPH) is the leading cause of maternal deaths contributing to 27 % of all deaths. Out of 14 million cases of PPH reported globally each year ,127 000 resulted in a maternal loss. Most deaths (about 99%) from PPH occurs in low and middle-income countries with only 1% in industrialized nations.4 Although PPH is not limited to developing countries only, but it is also a harsh reality that PPH is more fatal in these countries.  The 

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& GYNAE PAKISTAN, Jr.of Obs; CHAUDHRI, Rizwana. World Woman Trial: A New Evidence Based Approach Towards Treatment of Post Partum Hemorrhage. Journal of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of Pakistan, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 1-3, june 2017. ISSN 2307-7115. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 july 2017.